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IFI priests get death threats

SAN FERNANDO CITY — Two Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) priests based in Ilocos Norte have been under a series of threats, harassment and intimidation.

Statements: Stop the attacks against environmental advocates

Revd. Fr. Randy Manicap, lead convener of the People’s Solidarity Against Large-Scale Mining in Ilocos Norte (PSALM-IN) and member of the Council of Leaders of Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) received death threat last June 24, after delivering the Sunday mass. He is assigned at the Santa Anna Parish in Piddig, Ilocos Norte under the Diocese of Laoag of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente.

CV rights group raise AFP’s IHL violations

BAGUIO CITY — Human rights group Karapatan-Cagayan Valley on Sunday, June 10 published an urgent alert on its Facebook page reports of International Humanitarian Law violations committed by the 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.

SB ti Pasil kinondenar ti CPDF-Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY — Iti maysa a pabalaak idi Mayo 25, kinondenar ti Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front iti probinsia ti Kalinga ti Sangguniang Bayan ti Pasil iti panangputar daytoy ti maysa a resolusyon a mangkidkidaw ti pannakaipatakder ti detatsment ti army. Karaman pay ti nasao a resolusyon ti panangiparit ti panagserrek dagiti non-government organizations (NGO) kadagiti komunidad ti nasao nga ili.

Baguilat condemns killing of Fr. Nilo, demands justice

BAGUIO CITY — In a press statement, Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat condemned the brutal murder of Fr. Richmond V. Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan and called on the Duterte administration to swiftly bring the killers to justice.

Statements: Hold the CPLA accountable for crimes against the Cordillera people!

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance is one with the Benguet Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in denouncing the deceitful recruitment activities by the mercenary group Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army-Cordillera Bodong Administration (CPLA-CBA) in the province. CPLA is known for its notorious track record of human rights violations in the region.

US Senator concerned over Terrorist listing

BAGUIO CITY — Speaking before his colleagues, Senator Patrick Leahy, of the Democratic Party and the most senior member of the assembly, expressed his concern on the terrorist tagging of indigenous and human rights defenders in the country. His speech, delivered on June 4 underscored the threat and hardships brought by the Department of Justice’s inclusion of activists in the terrorist proscription petition against the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army.